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Native American Heritage Month: Native foodways

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November is Native American Heritage Month. The Native American Land Conservancy and the Mojave Desert Land Trust invite the public to a fascinating afternoon exploring the importance of Native foodways.

What:                  Native American Heritage Month celebration with vendors, a presentation, and Bird Songs
When:                  Sunday, November 20, 4-6pm
Where:                Mojave Desert Land Trust Headquarters, 60124 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA, 92252

Through songs, a presentation, and food tasting, visitors will learn about the role of Native foods in Indigenous lifeways.

Naturalist Sienna Thomas will share traditions and how communities have been impacted, and what efforts are underway to strengthen the resilience of Native food systems. Ms Thomas is an enrolled member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and has resided on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation for 30 years. She is a naturalist at Whitewater Preserve and Tribal Liaison for Outward Bound Adventures with additional work with the Bureau of Land Management, the Living Desert, and other conservation agencies in the Coachella Valley. She is a current board member for both Friends of the Desert Mountains and Malki Museum. She is passionate about reconnecting Indigenous people to their land and creating opportunities for them in the field of conservation and preservation.

The program is organized by the Native American Land Conservancy and hosted by the Mojave Desert Land Trust.

Visitors can reserve their spot by registering via Eventbrite. Doors will be open for last-minute attendees.

Learn more about Native American Heritage Month by clicking here.


November 20
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Native American Land Conservancy
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60124 29 Palms HWY
Joshua Tree, California 92252 United States
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